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Experts to boost trade union rights in Inditex suppy chain

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:50

Brussels, Trade union experts are being designated to reinforce workers’ rights in the supply chain of the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, in an agreement signed with IndustriALL Global Union today. 

The Miners commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Lázaro Cárdenas tragedy

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 02:49

20 April will be the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at the Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant, Mexico. Two workers were killed in a federal and state security forces operation to evict them from the plant.

Ensuring that the Global Framework Agreement with H&M is effective

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:28

The first meeting of the Bangladesh national monitoring committee was held in Dhaka on 21–22 April 2016 to discuss the implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA).

UK government agrees to part-nationalize steel plant after union campaign

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:07

The UK government has confirmed that it is willing to take a 25 per cent stake in the troubled Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, as part of a rescue package.

Italian metalworkers hold a successful national strike

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:11

On 20 April, Italian metalworkers held a massive successful mobilization during a four-hour national strike across the country.

IndustriALL intervenes in steel industry crisis

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:35

IndustriALL participated in a high level OECD meeting held in Brussels to address the crisis in the steel industry.

Why boycotting brands won’t help garment workers

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:09

By Jenny Holdcroft, policy director at IndustriALL Global Union.

3 years on from Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh Accord is saving lives

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:14

As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.

Workers at Italcementi prepare for a national strike

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:02

The Italian unions Feneal Uil, Filca Cisl and Cgil Fillea representing Italcementi cement workers, have announced a strike in response to the industrial plan proposed by the government, which may result in 415 dismissals this year and further 250 redundancies in 2017.

Bosch World Works Council addresses worker concerns

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:15

Unions raised their voice at Bosch through the company’s World Works Council on 12-14 April, in Abstatt, Germany.

Global Finmeccanica trade union network established

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:56

On 19 April 2016, meeting in Rome, trade unions representing Finmeccanica workers established a new global network to coordinate and build workers’ power.

Norwegian oil company DNO uses Yemeni crisis as excuse to avoid paying staff

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:30

DNO has used the ongoing war and deteriorating political situation in Yemen to avoid responsibility for its staff.

ICT, E&E unions focus on challenges of “Industry 4.0”

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:42

Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.

Another worker killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:12

Toxic gas inhalation causes death of one shipbreaking worker with another battling for life.

Philippine unions advocate sustainable industrial policy

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:46

With the support of the IndustriALL South East Asia regional office, 13 federations affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union participated in a national forum held on 12 April at Quezon City, Philippines. The forum was aimed at setting a labour agenda advocating a sustainable industrial policy.

Kuwait oil unions announce indefinite strike

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:38

Oil unions call for indefinite strike after Kuwaiti Petroleum Corporation unilaterally imposes new conditions.

MENA auto unions meet in Morocco as car industry booms

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:38

Over 60 participants representing automotive workers in several transnational companies (TNCs) and their suppliers in the MENA region, gathered in Casablanca on 15 and 16 of March 2016 to look at ways of improving working conditions in the auto supply chain. 

Support the campaign to ratify ILO C176

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:33

28 April is International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers. Let’s put pressure on countries to ratify ILO Convention 176, and end the safety crisis in mining!

Pakistan holds action day for victims of Ali Enterprises fire

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:58

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Pakistan have been protesting in cities across the country calling for compensation for victims of the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.

Indian trade unions intensify struggle to win workers' rights

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:09

India’s central trade unions are calling on workers, peasants and citizens to join general strike on 2 September 2016 to defend workers’ rights.